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The Short Run Growth and Inflation Effects of Build Back Better Are Likely to Be Very Modest

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares A key issue in the congressional debate over President Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) plan is how it would affect the economy over the next couple of years. Identifying precise effects is unusually difficult due to the economic circumstances stemming from the pandemic. But the bill’s overall short-run effects on both growth and

The Short Run Growth and Inflation Effects of Build Back Better Are Likely to Be Modest

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares A key issue in the congressional debate over President Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) plan is how it would affect the economy over the next couple of years. Identifying precise effects is unusually difficult due to the economic circumstances stemming from the pandemic. But the bill’s overall short-run effects on both growth and

Settling the Dust of the Coal Industry

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Coal miners increasingly are victims of a cruel paradox. Even as production declines, more are suffering from deadly black lung disease. Yet falling production and growing efforts to combat climate change will slash the federal funds to support sick workers and their families. This problem can be resolved, but it will require policymakers

Why Progressivity in Tax Policy Is Not A Simple Matter

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Policymakers and even policy analysts often consider the progressivity of specific proposals independently from the broader systems in which they operate. Consequently, they often leave the public with a misleading impression of how those proposals affect various income groups. Here are four examples of how specific programs might appear to be regressive yet

Treasury Will Allow States to Take ARP Funds and Cut Taxes, With Some Guardrails

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares On Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department released much-anticipated guidance for the American Recovery Plan’s (ARP) $350 billion in direct state and local aid, including details on how it will implement the law’s restriction on using ARP funds for state tax cuts. Treasury’s rules give states plenty of flexibility. But there are limits, and
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